Breandan Vallance, 17, won the international Speedcubing competition after beating off more than 400 rivals in Germany.

The student, from Beith in Ayrshire, triumphed in the traditional 3x3x3 Cube competition with an average "solve time" of 10.74 seconds and takes home 5,000 Euros (£4,700) in prize money.

"This year’s Championship has been a fabulous occasion - and enormous fun for the many hundreds of spectators who attended," said David Hedley Jones, Senior Vice President of Rubik Brand.

"It proves that, in the iconic Rubik’s puzzle, we have a phenomenal brand that has fantastic, never-ending potential."

The fastest "single solve" recorded at this year’s championship was by Piti Pichedpan, from Thailand, with a time of 8.84 seconds.

Contestants also entered events to solve the puzzle one-handed, with their feet, and blindfolded.


 A previous sub-10 second 'solve' from Breandan Vallance: